Schaefer Hobby Shop

★★★★☆
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314-729-7077

11659 Gravois Rd

Saint Louis, MO

63126

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Mon - Fri, 9am - 8pm; Sat, 9am - 6pm; Sun, 11am - 5pm

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All I can say is OMG!!! I Love this store! I came in for 1 thing and Stayed for 2 hours, The Women at the bead counter was awesome, They where slammed But They did a great Job at taking care of everyone needs! I read some of the negative reviews, Are you people nuts! There are going to be some negative employees, when you have 25 costumers to 3 Ladies, You try doing their Job! High 5 Bead girls! I couldnt do it! All I can say is every time I come in, Im always greeted @ The Door And not once Was I ignored!

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★★★★★

All I can say is OMG!!! I Love this store! I came in for 1 thing and Stayed for 2 hours, The Women at the bead counter was awesome, They where slammed But They did a great Job at taking care of everyone needs! I read some of the negative reviews, Are you people nuts! There are going to be some negative employees, when you have 25 costumers to 3 Ladies, You try doing their Job! High 5 Bead girls! I couldnt do it! All I can say is every time I come in, Im always greeted @ The Door And not once Was I ignored!

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I recently brought my special needs child into Schaefers for her 100 day project for school! I was approached right away in the craft area by a very patient young lady, Who didnt mind all my childs impatients,She came up with tons of ideas for a shirt, she showed me fabric paint, transfers, foamies, buttons, Schaefers was very busy,Other customers was approaching her while she was helping us,She excused her self found them help and returned to help us, My Child was very excited she returned. I Will Come back to Schaefers for future projects with my daughter!!! Every time I mention the Store My child gets so Happy ! I didnt Get the young Ladies Name But she had a big A On her Schaefers Shirt, So Thank you A! For Making our trip To Schaefers very memorable

5
★★★★★

I recently brought my special needs child into Schaefers for her 100 day project for school! I was approached right away in the craft area by a very patient young lady, Who didnt mind all my childs impatients,She came up with tons of ideas for a shirt, she showed me fabric paint, transfers, foamies, buttons, Schaefers was very busy,Other customers was approaching her while she was helping us,She excused her self found them help and returned to help us, My Child was very excited she returned. I Will Come back to Schaefers for future projects with my daughter!!! Every time I mention the Store My child gets so Happy ! I didnt Get the young Ladies Name But she had a big A On her Schaefers Shirt, So Thank you A! For Making our trip To Schaefers very memorable

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The largest hobby store in St. Louis, also a great craft store. The authority on R/C flight of all scales and types. They offer craft classes, too! Good overall hobby and craft store.

5
★★★★★

The largest hobby store in St. Louis, also a great craft store. The authority on R/C flight of all scales and types. They offer craft classes, too! Good overall hobby and craft store.

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With my job I travel through 5 different states in the Midwest. I have seen more than my share of hobby stores in my travels and this store is one of the best that I have ever seen.

I fly RC airplanes and it is becoming harder and harder to find a real brick and mortar store that carries more than a couple of different models. This store probably has more than 100 and the accessories to boot! If you like hobbies this place is heaven.

5
★★★★★

With my job I travel through 5 different states in the Midwest. I have seen more than my share of hobby stores in my travels and this store is one of the best that I have ever seen.

I fly RC airplanes and it is becoming harder and harder to find a real brick and mortar store that carries more than a couple of different models. This store probably has more than 100 and the accessories to boot! If you like hobbies this place is heaven.

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Bad service for sure!! Every time I've been there, I felt as if I was in disturbing anyone I asked for help. I believe when employees are unhappy, it usually starts at the top.
Also after reading any negative comments the responses from the "owner" or whoever just validate the negativity!

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★☆☆☆☆

Bad service for sure!! Every time I've been there, I felt as if I was in disturbing anyone I asked for help. I believe when employees are unhappy, it usually starts at the top.
Also after reading any negative comments the responses from the "owner" or whoever just validate the negativity!

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I have had the pleasure of taking several beading classes at the store. I took my most recent class with my mother and teen aged daughter. They went out of their way to accommodate my mother who is in a wheelchair. My daughter had a ball. The staff has been more than friendly and helpful. Thank you Schaefer's staff.

5
★★★★★

I have had the pleasure of taking several beading classes at the store. I took my most recent class with my mother and teen aged daughter. They went out of their way to accommodate my mother who is in a wheelchair. My daughter had a ball. The staff has been more than friendly and helpful. Thank you Schaefer's staff.

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My granddaughter likes to go here. She makes beaded jewelry and swears there is no place like this one. I have never seen so many beads in my life! Stop in..you have to see it for yourself!

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★★★★☆

My granddaughter likes to go here. She makes beaded jewelry and swears there is no place like this one. I have never seen so many beads in my life! Stop in..you have to see it for yourself!

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I have been to Schaefers many, many times to make bracelets there or take the beads home to make them. I have NEVER found the people who work there to be rude, arrogant or impatient. In fact, I have found them to be quite the opposite. They have been very patient while I pondered over size, color, combination, whatever while putting the bracelets together. i don't know what these people expect, i don't know how patient I would be. Suzann

5
★★★★★

I have been to Schaefers many, many times to make bracelets there or take the beads home to make them. I have NEVER found the people who work there to be rude, arrogant or impatient. In fact, I have found them to be quite the opposite. They have been very patient while I pondered over size, color, combination, whatever while putting the bracelets together. i don't know what these people expect, i don't know how patient I would be. Suzann

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This is by far my kids most favorite store to visit. My daughter collects Webkinz plush animals and this store has the best selection I have ever seen! My son builds models and again we have found a great selection. I like the beads myself.

5
★★★★★

This is by far my kids most favorite store to visit. My daughter collects Webkinz plush animals and this store has the best selection I have ever seen! My son builds models and again we have found a great selection. I like the beads myself.

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I will never spend money at this brick and mortar retail again! I had the same arrogant, priggish clerks as the reviewers below. I took my wife in to buy her some jewelry beads and myself a model kit and it was impossible to get the attention of two clerks while they were engaged in a "deeply important" conversation. When they finally turn to us their faces were grim and they seemed reluctant to assist us. Their behavior apart from being inelegant is stupid now that we are approaching a recession. An incredibly rude experience that left us cold. NOT RECOMMENDED!

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★☆☆☆☆

I will never spend money at this brick and mortar retail again! I had the same arrogant, priggish clerks as the reviewers below. I took my wife in to buy her some jewelry beads and myself a model kit and it was impossible to get the attention of two clerks while they were engaged in a "deeply important" conversation. When they finally turn to us their faces were grim and they seemed reluctant to assist us. Their behavior apart from being inelegant is stupid now that we are approaching a recession. An incredibly rude experience that left us cold. NOT RECOMMENDED!

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I go to this store if I absolutely have to. They are arrogant, rude, and have no patience. . The beads are over priced by 50-75% and the service does not make up for it. They look at you like you are crazy to ask a question on how to make something. There are much better stores than this for the money.I loved Schaefers on Virginia, Shirley knew how to treat her customers and it wasn't about the ol' mighty dollar

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★☆☆☆☆

I go to this store if I absolutely have to. They are arrogant, rude, and have no patience. . The beads are over priced by 50-75% and the service does not make up for it. They look at you like you are crazy to ask a question on how to make something. There are much better stores than this for the money.I loved Schaefers on Virginia, Shirley knew how to treat her customers and it wasn't about the ol' mighty dollar

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You don't "have" to shop here Janice, You do not "have" to shop here just because we are the largest and most complete bead store in St. Louis. You do have other choices. You obviously have an agenda. Take it somewhere else.
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I have been making jewelry for 14 years and started shopping at Schaefer??s when they had the original store on Virginia Avenue. Now, I only go to Schaefer??s when I absolutely have to.

All of the beads of ??value? are behind a glass case and you have to ask for a specific tray. I have asked if they had more of a bead and before the clerk went to the back room to check, she put the tray back. I hate feeling like I am a thief. Schaefer??s isn??t Tiffany??s.
Another reason I dislike going to Schaefer??s is the rude people behind the bead counter and their poor customer service. I was being helped by a clerk for about fifteen minutes and she passed me off to a brand new employee, somebody who didn??t work in beads and didn??t have a clue, because one of her ??regular? customers walked in. The kid didn??t have a clue what I was asking for and had to keep checking with somebody else. I wasn??t asked if I was OK with the switch, just told ??this is Joe and he will be helping you.? I have had a bead board slapped in front of me and was instructed to assemble the bracelet there. When I told the clerk that I wanted to do it at home, she was offended and very huffy. Several times, the clerks have carried on conversations with the other clerks while waiting on me. I have had to interrupt a conversation to ask for what I want.

My recommendation is to go to Lady Bug. If you want great customer service and friendly employees who will actually help you, go to Lady Bug.

To respond to the owner, I am not Janice. And, it was several years ago at Christmas. I was with a friend who I was making bracelets for that she was giving as gifts. The young man was new and may have come from a different area. When this happened, I called and told you about it. You blew me off then and now you are calling me a liar. I have been in the store recently and the only one at the bead counter. I had to wait for them to finish their conversation before they would help me.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been making jewelry for 14 years and started shopping at Schaefer??s when they had the original store on Virginia Avenue. Now, I only go to Schaefer??s when I absolutely have to.

All of the beads of ??value? are behind a glass case and you have to ask for a specific tray. I have asked if they had more of a bead and before the clerk went to the back room to check, she put the tray back. I hate feeling like I am a thief. Schaefer??s isn??t Tiffany??s.
Another reason I dislike going to Schaefer??s is the rude people behind the bead counter and their poor customer service. I was being helped by a clerk for about fifteen minutes and she passed me off to a brand new employee, somebody who didn??t work in beads and didn??t have a clue, because one of her ??regular? customers walked in. The kid didn??t have a clue what I was asking for and had to keep checking with somebody else. I wasn??t asked if I was OK with the switch, just told ??this is Joe and he will be helping you.? I have had a bead board slapped in front of me and was instructed to assemble the bracelet there. When I told the clerk that I wanted to do it at home, she was offended and very huffy. Several times, the clerks have carried on conversations with the other clerks while waiting on me. I have had to interrupt a conversation to ask for what I want.

My recommendation is to go to Lady Bug. If you want great customer service and friendly employees who will actually help you, go to Lady Bug.

To respond to the owner, I am not Janice. And, it was several years ago at Christmas. I was with a friend who I was making bracelets for that she was giving as gifts. The young man was new and may have come from a different area. When this happened, I called and told you about it. You blew me off then and now you are calling me a liar. I have been in the store recently and the only one at the bead counter. I had to wait for them to finish their conversation before they would help me.

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Not accurate Janice, I am not sure why you are so angry at Schafer's but since we have not had a male working in our bead department for over 4 years I find your story about "Joe" a little disturbing and completly inaccurate.
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I woudl highly recommend this store! It is family owned and operated and the service is excellent! Very poilite nad repectable workers, plus the selection is a dream! You can spend hours in here looking, bead, scrap booking, candle and soap making, model toys...wonderful!

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★★★★★

I woudl highly recommend this store! It is family owned and operated and the service is excellent! Very poilite nad repectable workers, plus the selection is a dream! You can spend hours in here looking, bead, scrap booking, candle and soap making, model toys...wonderful!

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This is a family owned store and it shows!! Warm welcomes, freindly help and very well stocked!! I even acidenly broke something and offered to pay for it and was declined!! highly recommend!

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★★★★★

This is a family owned store and it shows!! Warm welcomes, freindly help and very well stocked!! I even acidenly broke something and offered to pay for it and was declined!! highly recommend!

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I was disappointed when I entered the store as it wasn't what I was expecting, but if you make jewelry you will be pleasantly surprised. They had alot of jewelry making items, but were short on much else. Wish I made jewelry....

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★★★☆☆

I was disappointed when I entered the store as it wasn't what I was expecting, but if you make jewelry you will be pleasantly surprised. They had alot of jewelry making items, but were short on much else. Wish I made jewelry....

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They have a great selection of beads here. If you don't know what you are looking for when you walk in you could be in trouble. The selection is unbelievable and you are going to buy a lot of beautiful beads. My daughter really enjoys coming in here and can look at the beads forever. Then my son like coming in to look at all of the models that they have. They have a great selection and the service is great. They have always been very helpful and always around to answer questions.

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★★★★☆

They have a great selection of beads here. If you don't know what you are looking for when you walk in you could be in trouble. The selection is unbelievable and you are going to buy a lot of beautiful beads. My daughter really enjoys coming in here and can look at the beads forever. Then my son like coming in to look at all of the models that they have. They have a great selection and the service is great. They have always been very helpful and always around to answer questions.

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Schaefers Hobby shop is a store for the craft enthusiast. It also has all the needs of most any kind of hobby one could have. My son is into the model cars, so we go there because they have a nice selection. I think the staff is wonderful as well. I was in there one time looking for an idea to jump out at me for a wedding shower as favors. A staff member came up with a really cute idea and showed me how to do it in just a matter of minutes. She was a lifesaver.

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★★★★★

Schaefers Hobby shop is a store for the craft enthusiast. It also has all the needs of most any kind of hobby one could have. My son is into the model cars, so we go there because they have a nice selection. I think the staff is wonderful as well. I was in there one time looking for an idea to jump out at me for a wedding shower as favors. A staff member came up with a really cute idea and showed me how to do it in just a matter of minutes. She was a lifesaver.

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This shop is located in South County on Gravois, so it's pretty easily accessible for many St. Louis area residents. The best part about this store is the huge variety of beads that they sell. The obvious best use of these beads is to make jewelry, and if this is what you like to do, then definitely make it in here to take a look.

I don't think you'll be disappointed at all. I think the prices are reasonable considering it's a local store and you get a lot of personal service.

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★★★★☆

This shop is located in South County on Gravois, so it's pretty easily accessible for many St. Louis area residents. The best part about this store is the huge variety of beads that they sell. The obvious best use of these beads is to make jewelry, and if this is what you like to do, then definitely make it in here to take a look.

I don't think you'll be disappointed at all. I think the prices are reasonable considering it's a local store and you get a lot of personal service.

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Schaefers is a hobby shop. They specialize in models and beads. They have a great selection with reasonable prices. They occasionally have good sales. I like to go there for beads, they have the best selection for semi-precious, and sterling beads.

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★★★★★

Schaefers is a hobby shop. They specialize in models and beads. They have a great selection with reasonable prices. They occasionally have good sales. I like to go there for beads, they have the best selection for semi-precious, and sterling beads.

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Message from Schaefer Hobby Shop

For over 60 years Schaefer's has been serving the St. Louis area with the largest selection of hobbies, arts, crafts and beads. Family owned and operated, Schaefer's is now owned by 3rd generation owners. Please stop in soon and see why Schaefer's is a landmark in St. Louis.

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A complete family hobby, art and craft store. Largest selection of beads, jewelry making supplies in St. Louis. We now feature pre-made jewely. A copmlete hobby department with electric trains, radio controlled aircraft and vehicles, plastic models and

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